22A Oak Street | Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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Rise and Shine Yoga


This class is taught by:

Maureen Marcellus

CYT 200
Maureen has been a yoga practitioner since her early years. Her yoga journey began with her Grandmother who taught her yoga at the age of 10. She first learned sun salutations and shoulder stand as well as how to meditate. Maureen found that meditation helped to relieve childhood anxiety issues and helped her to sleep.
 
Maureen continued to explore yoga, dabbling in various styles and practices in her teens and early adult life. In her 30’s, Maureen turned toward a more spiritual practice with transcendental meditation. By her 40’s, she was facilitating a Buddhist meditation group with friends at the UU Church here in Plattsburgh, NY.
 
As her life continued to evolve she found that as she neared 50 her metabolism changed. It became necessary for her to turn to a more physical practice again. However, the gym and playing sports did not appeal to her, so she turned her focus back to yoga. No matter the types and styles she tried, nothing seemed like it would stick for her and be something she could incorporate daily into her life. Until she found Kundalini Yoga! She has been an avid practitioner ever since. Finding it to be a perfect balance between the physical practice her body needs, the spiritual practice that her spirit craves, and the meditation practice that she has enjoyed since she was 10.

Maureen recently graduated from the 200 hr. Yoga Alliance program at Trinity Yoga taught by Ravi Singh & Ana Brett. Four years after discovering Kundalini Yoga, she is excited to be a teacher of this amazing technology and share its myriad of benefits with others.

Cathryn Clark

CYT 200
Cathryn’s path to yoga began with an awareness of the evocative heartfelt qualities of music inspiring movement as a child, and she was blessed in her upbringing to learn about the spacious and timeless qualities of the natural world. Her search for connection to the heart and spirit of movement brought her to Tai Chi and Sufi sacred dance as a young mother along with various healing modalities.

Later she found the beauty and heart of middle eastern dance and studied with the dynamic and lovely Lala Hakim in her troupe for over 15 years. While still with Lala’s troupe she began a quest for a deeper link to expressing spirit through movement, studying with Gabrielle Roth (founder of 5Rhythms) and Daniel Levin (a founder of Kripalu DanceKiinetics). Cathryn completed her certification in Daniel’s Shake Your Soul version of Kripalu YogaDance in 2007, continued to study with him, and assisted with many trainings in the Berkshires and elsewhere 2007-2014 including several retreats in Mexico and Canada. Cathryn traveled to southern India in 2009, an extraordinary and life changing experience, studying Yoga and Ayurveda while also teaching dance (and other subjects) at an elementary school there.

In 2012 Ravi Singh and Ana Brett led a Kundalini Yoga workshop in Lake Placid which re-kindled her wish to deepen her knowledge of this joyful practice. She went on to complete the 2016-2017 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program with Ravi Singh at Trinity Yoga.

Cathryn also teaches Movement Study, a 3 credit survey and performance course, in the Theatre Department at SUNY Plattsburgh (since January 2010), guiding students as they learn to express themselves through collaboration, cooperation, and delving into the creative process, while studying the evolution of human movement through history, an enriching and rewarding process on many levels. Her other joys include family, gardening, and spending time in nature.

Morning is the best time to practice as it sets the tone for the rest of your day.  It lifts you up, and in turn, will lift everyone else around you that you encounter throughout your day.  It will help you be less stressed at work, at home, or wherever your day takes you.  This practice is a one hour Kundalini Yoga practice designed to get your blood flowing, your energy moving, and brighten your aura.  When done in a group setting, the effects are magnified!
 
This practice consists of asana (physical exercises), mantra (words of power), mudra (hand positions), meditation, and relaxation.  

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Sep 21 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Sep 26 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Cathryn Clark
  • Thu Sep 28 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Oct 03 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Cathryn Clark
  • Thu Oct 05 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Oct 10 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Thu Oct 12 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Oct 17 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Thu Oct 19 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Oct 24 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Thu Oct 26 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Oct 31 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Thu Nov 02 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Nov 07 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Thu Nov 09 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Nov 14 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Thu Nov 16 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Nov 21 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Thu Nov 23 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus
  • Tue Nov 28 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Maureen Marcellus